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        7/12/2009, Tammuz 20, 5769

      Israel to Maccabiah Athletes: $3,500 if You Stay


      Foreign Maccabiah participants who decide to stay in Israel can qualify to receive up to $3,500 from the Immigrant Absorption Ministry. On Sunday, the Ministry for Immigrant Absorption announced the first time ever program which offering participants a special assistance package of nearly NIS 15,000 in addition to standard assistance given to immigrants.

      Also included are a one-time stipend of NIS 4,000 for sports equipment and a monthly stipend of NIS 1,200 for nine months during the first year in university or college for anyone beginning school before 2011. The ministry said it would also subsidize salaries given to the new immigrants by their employers for a period 2 years.